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Benwiskin Mountain Binn Mhiosgáin A name in Irish
'peak of the haystack' Sligo County, in Arderin List, Dark fine-grained cherty limestone Bedrock

Height: 514m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 16 Grid Reference: G72344 49116
Place visited by 147 members. Recently by: eamonoc, magnumpig, Jimmy600leavey, paulbrown, eoghancarton, FrankMc1964, Sandragiron, NICKY, AntrimRambler, Peter Walker, 40Shades, bryanmccabe, davsheen, PeakPaul, conormcbandon
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Longitude: -8.426488, Latitude: 54.389909 , Easting: 172344, Northing: 349116 Prominence: 39m,  Isolation: 1.3km
ITM: 572299 849116,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Bnwskn, 10 char: Benwiskin
Bedrock type: Dark fine-grained cherty limestone, (Dartry Limestone Formation)

This peak is remarkable for its wave-like profile when seen from near Ballintrillick. However, it is probably its resemblance to a leaning haystack which accounts for its name. Ir. miosgán is cognate with Welsh misgawn/meisgawn, which has this meaning.   Benwiskin is the 523rd highest place in Ireland.

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Picture: West Crag to fields below
 
West Crags Mouth
by swoop  17 Feb 2011
Myself and Zocolco visited the top of Benwiskin, and this is the view looking below in a westerly direction from the top of the large crag / revine on the west face. Pretty big drop below. No fencing at the top , so we kept well back. Very windy yesterday, a cold wind that there seemed to be no getting away from. A short visit , great views of Slievemore, Truskmore , Tievebaun and Benbulben with Streedagh beach and Mullaghmore below. Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/425/comment/6243/
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